Category: Fashion

And the sale goes marching on!

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Just a reminder that the Chloe & Isabel popup shop is still open, and so is the raffle!

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Enter raffle code RAFFLEAALJSFHU to get $25 off an order of $75 or more!

 

The store will be open through Sunday at midnight. I’ll post another reminder of the information tomorrow.

AND DON’T FORGET THE FRIENDS AND FAMILY SALE! Use code: FRIEND for 25% off your order.

Happy shopping!

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Celebrity Fashion Lust #8

It’s live! Get shopping!

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I’m so pleased to finally open the popup shop that Rasha and I are hosting! All the dreamy Parisian-esque goodness can now be yours.

The store will be open now through Sunday at midnight. I’ll post a reminder of the information every day.

So what are you waiting for?!

GO! SHOP! HERE!

Find the goodies you want, buy them, and don’t forget the raffle code to get $25 off an order of $75 or more!

Raffle Code: RAFFLEAALJSFHU

AND DON’T FORGET THE FRIENDS AND FAMILY SALE! Use code: FRIEND for 25% off your order.

‘Tis the season to buy for others, but don’t forget to treat yourself, too. 😉

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Making a statement

Statement Necklaces
Statement Necklaces by shedreamsinperfectfrench featuring Trixxi

I think it’s pretty obvious that I’m a fan of statement necklaces. (See exhibits A, B, C, D, and E.) They really are one of my main style cheats.

Because even if you’re just wearing jeans and a t-shirt, throwing on a WOW necklace pulls the whole look together and elevates it from “You didn’t try at all” to “THAT is an amazing necklace!” 😉

No earrings or small, simple earrings, and it’s just an easy, stylish look.

I actually tried on one of the necklaces in the collage above at Bendel’s this weekend, and it killed me to have to leave it there. It looked perfect with my Isabel Marant for H&M dress!

Are you a fan of statement necklaces, or do you prefer to keep it simpler?

On another note, this all leads me to details of the surprise my friend Rasha and I are cooking up for you. Among other things, Chloe & Isabel has the most amazing statement necklaces.

Two of my favorite pieces are:

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One thing I especially love about their jewelry is that it has a really vintage feel. It also evokes Paris in its gilded and Art Deco glory. And we know how I feel about Paris. 🙂

I’m really pleased to be able to offer you the chance to purchase these gorgeous specimens, plus many more, right here on my blog! I’ll be hosting a special Chloe & Isabel popup shop all this weekend, starting at 12 am Friday and running through till midnight Sunday.

Anyone making a purchase from the sale will be entered in a raffle to win $25 off an order of $75 or more!

And, as an extra serendipitous bonus, the Chloe & Isabel Friends and Family sale is running through December 11, so you’ll be able to get everything for less!

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See you back here tomorrow for the sale!

Wishlist Wednesday #12

Despite the fact that I have finally received my first paycheck (HURRAH!!!), my shopping still has to remain wishlists. I have things I need to do with my money first.

And buying a Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress is not one of them.

BUT LOOK AT IT.

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Amelia Silk Combo Wrap Dress in simple stripe combo

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It’s the DVF wrap dress taken to the next level. It’s just amazing.

I’m a big fan of mixing patterns, but I’m not that good at it. This is the perfect cheat! And I just adore the pop of color. And the flared skirt. UGH. SO PERFECT.

Do you guys like it? What are you lusting after this week?

Celebrity Fashion Lust #7

OHHHHHHH, OSCAR. Could this dress be any more divine?!

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I did not watch the American Music Awards, but when I saw photos of Katy Perry in this Oscar de la Renta, I gasped. Retro ravishing. Yes, please!

What do you think?

Giving thanks

For great fashion! Ha, kidding. Well, not so much.

 

I know this makes me downright un-American, but my family has never really been big on Thanksgiving. We’ve done a bit more since I’ve been an adult, but we really don’t do the whole big dinner thing.

 

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Giving thanks by shedreamsinperfectfrench featuring high heel booties

 

Really, it’s because I found that amazing retro dress and wanted an excuse to wear it for something. And to show it to you guys.

 

I couldn’t pick something to wear over it, so I thought this would give a couple of nice options. I can’t do sleeveless things, so I always need a jacket or sweater over. I think the blue really complements the orange, but the mustard and ochre also look really nice.

 

Again, I think the cognac color of the boots (heels, flats, and bootie options, depending on your preference) really look nice with the overall color scheme.

 

And because I’m obsessed with this Paris line from Les Néréides, I thought this would be a good place to throw one of the pieces in. (I especially want one of the necklaces!) Even if it is an American holiday. (It would be a very me thing to wear for the occasion. 😉 )

 

(Ugh, now I feel like this entire post should go into Wishlist Wednesday!!)

 

Anyhoo, what are your plans for Thanksgiving, if you celebrate? What festive things are you looking forward to wearing this season?

Allons-y!

It’s no secret that I love to travel. While I’ve only gone on mini adventures in the time that I’ve had this blog, my passion is traveling to Europe. But that’s hard to do when you’ve been unemployed for a while, obviously.

 

And, clearly, I love fashion. I mean, clearly.

 

Which is why I was so thrilled to receive an email about participating in the contest that Fashionchick.com is running to win a trip to Amsterdam Fashion Week!

 

This couldn’t be a more perfect contest for me if it tried. Despite living in New York my entire life, I have never managed to get invited to any Fashion Week events, despite how much I wanted to go. Also, I have dear, dear friends in the Netherlands, so visiting Amsterdam would hopefully give me a chance to see them after all these years.

 

In order to enter Fashionchick‘s contest, I had to put together an outfit that I would wear to Amsterdam Fashion Week. Or, since it sounds so much better in French, “Quelle tenue porteriez-vous pour la Amsterdam Fashion Week?”

 

Here’s what I came up with:
What I would wear to Amsterdam Fashion Week
What I would wear to Amsterdam Fashion Week by shedreamsinperfectfrench featuring yellow gold jewelry

I feel like my Isabel Marant pour H&M dress is a given. It’s the perfect occasion to wear it. But because the dress is so delicate and feminine, I think the rest of the outfit should add some edge.

That merlot biker jacket from Mackage is just amazing and the perfect color. Like everyone else, I have a black leather jacket, but I’ve long lusted after a wine/oxblood leather jacket, and this one looks perfect. (Yes, I know it’s in January. I’ll just throw a wool coat over it or something.)

 

My Calvin Klein Sable boots are elegant and edgy at the same time, a perfect counterpoint to the other two.

 

Rounding things out, I would love a Trixxi Chain from Liliclaspe to keep up the edge and add some sparkle.

 

And, as always, my Giles and Brother Railroad Spike Cuff will be on my wrist. (It has “Allons-y” engraved so that I always keep me spirit of adventure. And it’s a reference to Doctor Who.) (Well, it actually says “Allons y,” since I couldn’t get the hyphen engraved. 😉 )

 

What do you think of my choices? What would you wear if you were going? And can you tell Fashionchick to pick me, pretty please? 😉

I have to do WHAT now?!

A new job has brought a new requirement: Carrying a laptop with me every day.

I tend to favor smaller handbags, and don’t relish having to bring an extra tote with me every day, so I’ve realized I’m going to have to invest in a bag that can carry everything (and not tear under the strain). But I obviously want it to be stylish.

So I scoured the internet for some affordable (and some dream) options. I haven’t decided on anything yet. Also, I need money, first.

Laptop bags

Which do you like best? Do you have to carry a laptop with you? What do you use?

Wishlist Wednesday #10

It’s so hard you guys, now that I’m employed, to remind myself that a) I have not been paid yet, b) I have so many bills to pay before I can shop, and c) I’m operating on a MUCH tighter budget with this job, but my god, all I want to do is shop.

Especially when the desire for something long ago has suddenly been reawakened. I first saw Modern Vice’s Jett shoes on Keiko Lynn’s blog back in April. Then twice this week I’ve seen them again, once more on Keiko, but also on De Lune. And now not only do I want them, I want them in multiple colors! Oh, the agony!

SJ-yellow-4I never thought I would want a pair of bright yellow shoes so much.

SJ-red-4But the red is so pretty, too!

I’m not even usually super into menswear-inspired shoes. But I just adore the look of the wingtips and am crushing hard on the buckles.

Of course, I absolutely cannot afford these right now. Or, like, maybe ever again. But I still want them. A lot.

What do you think of the shoes? Which color would you get? What are you lusting after this week?